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John Travolta & Ethan Hawke Join Ti West's Revenge Western; Steve Carell Is On 'The Priority List' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 5:36 PM
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After going back to his silly comedic roots, reprising Brick Tamland in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Steve Carell is continuing down the dramatic road he's quietly been carving for himself, by lining up to produce and star in "Priority List." Based on the memoir by David Menasche, it tells the story of a teacher diagnosed with brain cancer and given a few months to live, who goes on to defy the odds.

Watch: Nicolas Cage Tries To Bury The Hurt In Trailer For 'Tokarev' With Danny Glover & Peter Stormare

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 4:13 PM
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Nicolas Cage Tokarev
We're not sure what language "Tokarev" comes from, but we can only guess that translated into English it means, "collecting a pay check." Boasting low budgets and a pretty wheezy storyline, it's a reminder that for every decent movie Nicolas Cage does—like David Gordon Green's upcoming "Joe"—he's got about five more of these bargain bin efforts in the can.

Review: 'Bad Milo!' Starring Ken Marino & Gillian Jacobs A Ridiculous But Respectful Horror Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 3, 2013 10:01 AM
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Look, you’re just going to have to come to terms with the fact that “Bad Milo!” is about a man who has a monster that grows out of his ass and kills people. If you’re not willing to get onboard with that premise, this isn’t a movie that’s going to sway your initial feelings. And that’s okay: movies aren’t meant to be for everyone, as much as contemporary demographics might beg. They used to make genre films that occupied a very specific, very weird part of the video store where your mother, your teachers, and even your philistine babysitter dare not venture. “Bad Milo!” to its credit, would have been one of them.

Review: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Isn't Boring, But It Is Unrelentingly Stupid

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 25, 2013 9:00 AM
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Do you want the good news first or the bad news? Let’s start with the good. Firstly, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is less than 90 minutes long. That’s good. Also, Gemma Arterton is really pretty and wears a lot of awesome leather pants and gloves and vests and things. Those are also good. The title sequence was neat. And, it’s not boring. It is however, unrelentingly stupid, suffering from the worst screenplay this side of “The Room.” Do not pass go, do not collect $200, proceed directly to The Playlist’s Worst Of The Year 2013 List. In the words of Gretel: “Are you fucking kidding me?”

Review: 'Tai Chi Zero' An Uneven, But Playful & Enjoyable Piece Of Kung Fu Pop Art

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 17, 2012 9:01 PM
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Just as the nation as a whole sneaks up on surpassing the United States of America as the world’s foremost superpower (if it hasn’t already), China has become more and more important to the movie world in the last few years. Grosses for the relatively few American movies released there are huge (“The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” both just opened to big numbers), helping blockbusters make coin overseas even if they tank at home, while Chinese financiers are getting more and more involved in production of movies (as in “Looper” or “Iron Man 3,” both partially produced by Chinese companies, and featuring scenes set in the nation). And now, is China starting to beat Hollywood at its own blockbuster game?

Matt Damon Reteams With Terry Gilliam For Small Part In 'The Zero Theorem,' Peter Stormare & Sanjeev Bhaska Also Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 4:03 PM
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The last time Matt Damon and Terry Gilliam worked together, the results weren't so hot. "The Brothers Grimm" was promising on paper, but a bit of mess in execution, a situation only exacerbated by Harvey Weinstein, who famously meddled with Gilliam and disagreed with his approach on the movie. The result? A product that felt compromised when it was released and one that the director lamented. But either way, it seems everyone enjoyed their experience. Damon's 'Grimm' co-star Heath Ledger reteamed with Gilliam for "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus" before tragically passing in the midst of production, and now Damon will lend a helping hand to "The Zero Theorem."

'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs & Ken Marino Star In Duplass-Produced Horror/Comedy 'Milo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 5:57 PM
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Well, here's a nice little Friday surprise. A new movie featuring two of our favorite people: "Community" star Gillian Jacobs (who also featured in our recent TV Stars Who Should Break Through To The Big Screen Soon list) and the always funny and excellent Ken Marino.

Review: 'Janie Jones' Gets All The Notes Right In The Most Boring Song You Could Imagine

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2011 2:58 AM
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Take the worst successful bar band you can think of (it was Nickleback, don’t lie). Downgrade their talent about halfway. Now imagine the sheer amount of bands that fulfill that criteria, currently on the road shuffling from bar to bar, hoping to get lucky and have that one moment where the public puts down that one brand of shitty vanilla and samples them instead. Barely alive from a somewhat negligible record company relationship, their van heads from motel to motel, barely scraping by as the bandmates drown their free time in a sea of cheap booze and disinterested groupies.

Peter Stormare To Confront Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Last Stand'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 7, 2011 1:00 AM
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In the blockbuster world, you've got your character actors, your heroes, and your villains. What's needed beyond that is the random scene stealer, the one who seems like he's walked off the set of a completely unrelated movie. Who, if a good guy, never seems entirely trustworthy, and if bad, always seems like he's having a better time than everyone else. Enter Peter Stormare, a guy who's got more scenery in his stool than Shepperton Studios, who has managed to be shot at, blown up million of times, who has alternately saved, and almost destroyed the world. And now, he's going up against Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he's the first co-star announced for Arnie's upcoming "The Last Stand."

Peter Stormare Joins 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' With Jeremy Renner & Gemma Arterton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 4:05 AM
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As "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" gears up to go in front of cameras, more obstacles are being put in the way of the lead characters in their quest to kick some witch ass.

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